I’ve had a pretty frustrating Saturday. I’m exhausted for no reason, had a hard run for no reason (I’m really rested — this was only my second run this week due to being so dang tired) and got stuck in a ridiculous traffic jam for an hour. It’s also raining like it’s the middle of November. So gross.
My only solution was to make a pie to try and distract myself from how gloomy/sleepy I feel. I chose cherry because it requires a lot of work, which also means it brings a great reward. I had to sit in a chair to make the crust and pit the cherries due to previously mentioned unexplainable exhaustion, but still the experience was pretty dang rewarding.
I used my usual crust recipe and used a pizza cutter to get the strips for the lattice top. I cut 10 strips because I wanted the lattice to be really lattice-y, but choose your own adventure on this one.
For the filling I used two pounds of cherries, flour to thicken the fruit and agave nectar instead of sugar. Took an hour to pit all those cherries and it got, uh, messy. Looks a little like a crime scene in the kitchen right now.
On a slightly weird note, my good friend Alexis made a lattice-top cherry pie tonight too. We didn’t plan it and we live in completely different states. I love how great friends think alike sometimes. I’m going to go enjoy a slice now.